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Forrestfield – airport link June update

Forrestfield – airport link June update

TBM Grace Tunnel boring machine (TBM) Grace arrived at Redcliffe Station last month, breaking through the one-metre-thick eastern station box wall to a cheering crowd of excited team ... More Information

Press release -Timeco Srl - an Italian dealer and agent in the world of tunnelling

Press release -Timeco Srl - an Italian dealer and agent in the world of tunnelling

Timeco Srl has been operating since 1976 as an Italian dealer and agent in the world of tunnelling, piling and special foundations. Distinguishing itself for its professionalism, speed and problem ... More Information

MineArc Refuge Chamber Remanufacture & Extension Adds Value

MineArc Refuge Chamber Remanufacture & Extension Adds Value

Refuge chambers are a significant but much-needed investment. With the growth of safety requirements, refuge chambers have become commonplace for the safe retreat of personnel engaged in ... More Information

Melbourne Metro update

Melbourne Metro update

The Metro Tunnel Project in Melbourne has reached a major milestone with assembly of the first tunnel boring machine (TBM) underway. Over the coming months, TBM pieces will be lowered into ... More Information

Chance Ceneri 2020

On 05 June 2019 In a joint statement of intent entitled “Chance Ceneri 2020”, the three railway CEOs from DB (Deutsche Bahn), SBB (Swiss Federal Railways)  and FS Italiane agreed ... More Information

Bahrain Rail Congress 2019

Bahrain Rail Congress 2019

The Bahrain Rail Congress 2019 will be held under the theme “Designing & Developing a Well Connected, World Class, National Rail Network in the Kingdom of Bahrain” which is going to ... More Information

WTC 2019

WTC 2019

Watch a video round up of all that happened at the world tunnel congress in Naples, Italy -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lvvn3b4kn8&app=desktop More Information

Robbins EPB caps 62 km of Tunneling with Final Breakthrough at Emisor Oriente Line

Robbins EPB caps 62 km of Tunneling with Final Breakthrough at Emisor Oriente Line

On May 23, 2019, a celebration was in order: The last of six 8.93 m (29.3 ft) diameter EPBs had completed excavation at Lot 4 of Mexico City’s Tύnel Emisor Oriente (TEO), a feat marking the ... More Information

RETC - Exciting Things are Happening on the 16th June in Chicago

RETC - Exciting Things are Happening on the 16th June in Chicago

RETC is the only conference with a dedicated focus on the developments, technology, trends, and innovations that directly affect the tunneling and underground construction industry. Featuring a ... More Information

Swiss Tunnel Congress 2019

The Swiss Tunnelling Society (STS) is hosting the annual Swiss Tunnel Congress (STC) in the Lucerne Culture and Congress Center (KKL) between the 04-06 June 2019. The STC 2019 is organised by the ... More Information

North East Link now fully funded by Victorian government

North East Link now fully funded by Victorian government

The Andrews Labour Government has fully funded the biggest road project ever built in Victoria as part of a Suburban Transport Blitz that will get Victorians home sooner. The Victorian Budget ... More Information

Robbins - Thuong Kon Tum hydroelectric project

Robbins - Thuong Kon Tum hydroelectric project

In our latest video, take a trip with Robbins to the scenic Thuong Kon Tum project in Vietnam where a 4.5 m (14.7 ft) Main Beam TBM has recently completed boring. After being left in high humidity ... More Information

Riverlinux consortium wins Silvertown tunnel contract

An international consortium of contractors and financiers has won one of the U.K.'s last privately financed infrastructure projects, covering the $1.3-billion Silvertown highway tunnel under the ... More Information

Tunnelling milestone at Sydney Metro

Tunnelling milestone at Sydney Metro

Sydney Metro’s second mega boring machine has made history, breaking through a wall of rock at the new Waterloo Station. TBM Mum Shirl started digging from Marrickville on 5 November 2018 and ... More Information

Grand Paris Express – Ten new TBMs by 2019

Grand Paris Express – Ten new TBMs by 2019

During 2019 ten new TBMs will be launched to be used as part of the Grand Paris Express tunnel construction. Currently  two TBMs are being assembled for line 16 in Schwanau, at the Herrenknecht ... More Information

Tunnel Revolution Conference

Tunnel Revolution Conference

Tunnel revolution press release - Be a part of our exciting and interactive international conference and learn about the regulations, latest technologies, standards and procedures that impact ... More Information

Breakthroughs in Tunnelling Short Course

The 12th Annual Breakthroughs in Tunnelling Short Course will be held at the University of Denver between September 9th and 11th. The Breakthroughs in Tunnelling Short Course is the ... More Information

Improving the A303 between Amesbury and Berwick Down

On the 20th of May the NAO (National Audit Office) published a report on risks and uncertainties surrounding the UK government’s plan to build the tunnel project beneath the Stonehenge ... More Information

Refuge Chamber Quality without Compromise

Refuge Chamber Quality without Compromise

Evacuation will always be the primary course of action during a hazardous event. However, in mining operations, it is not always possible. Working hundreds of meters underground can make immediate ... More Information

Construction of the Lubuk Linggau-Curup-Bengkulu Toll Road

The Indonesian government continues to improve connectivity between the centres of economic growth on the island of Sumatra. Besides the construction and maintenance of national arterial roads, ... More Information

Doha residents welcome new metro connections

Doha residents welcome new metro connections

A remarkable addition to the city’s public transport infrastructure, the first part of Doha Metro’s Red Line, started its service for the public on May 8th running from Al Qassar in ... More Information

The only way is down - International NGO and industry take on the challenge

The ITA Committee on Underground Space (ITACUS) has launched a new initiative to tackle the challenge of food security the world is facing. As part of their Next Level Program they have joined ... More Information

Press release from the ITA

THE WORLD TUNNEL CONGRESS 2019 SHOWCASES THE POTENTIAL OF UNDERGROUND INFRASTRUCTURES The World Tunnel Congress and the 45th ITA General Assembly, organized by the International Tunnelling and ... More Information

MineARC releases step by step operator training video

MineARC releases step by step operator training video

The video shows you how to use a MineARC Refuge Chamber with an ELV/ELVP Scrubbing System.  The video is a step-by-step guide on how to operate a refuge chamber with an Extra Low Voltage ... More Information

ATS Tunnel Design and Construction Short Course – Perth, 16th – 18th June 2019

ATS Tunnel Design and Construction Short Course – Perth, 16th – 18th June 2019

This two and a half day interactive course program features a series of technical presentations and project visit. The course aim is to take the delegates through common components of a project ... More Information

The ITA tunnelling awards 2019 - Call for entries

The ITA tunnelling awards 2019 - Call for entries

This 5th edition of the ITA Tunnelling Awards is organised by the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association, and will take place from the 18th to the 20th of November 2019 , in ... More Information

Penetron Italia - ReSHEALience

Penetron Italia - ReSHEALience

Penetron Italia, which was a Silver Sponsor at the recent world tunnelling congress in Naples is now, an industrial partner of the European project ReSHEALience.  ReSHEALience is ... More Information

ITA-AITES – announcement

ITA-AITES – announcement

The 48th General Assembly of ITA-AITES & World Tunnel Congress in 2022 will be held in Cancun, Mexico. For further information please visit https://about.ita-aites.org/news More Information

RETC 2019 - The USA’s Leading Tunneling Conference

RETC 2019 - The USA’s Leading Tunneling Conference

For over 20 years, RETC has proven to be the leading conference for tunneling innovation. Discover why RETC is like no other tunneling conference you've attended before.  Every two years, ... More Information

Sydney Metro celebrates its first tunnelling breakthrough

Work on the Sydney Metro City and Southwest project in Australia has reached a key milestone with its first tunnel boring machine (TBM) breakthrough. A TBM named Nancy – one of five working on ... More Information

Forrestfield-Airport Link project updates

Forrestfield-Airport Link project updates

On the 9th of May 2019 the TBM Grace broke through at Redcliffe Station (click here for the video), after tunnelling 4.6km and building more than 2700 rings since starting her underground journey ... More Information

FIDIC teams up with the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association to launch new tunnelling and underground works contract

 International engineering federation FIDIC (the International Federation of Consulting Engineers) and ITA-AITES (the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association) have teamed up to ... More Information

Underground Construction Prague 2019

You can now register for the 14th International Conference entitled “Underground Construction Prague 2019”, which will be held in  the Czech Republic, from June 3rd – 5th , ... More Information

Robbins TBM overcomes Multiple Caverns to Make Breakthrough

Robbins TBM overcomes Multiple Caverns to Make Breakthrough

Galerie des Janots Main Beam completes Arduous French Drive - In April 2019, a Robbins 3.5 m (11.5 ft) diameter Main Beam TBM broke through into open space, completing its 2.8 km (1.7 mi) long ... More Information



Mapei is Platinum Sponsor at WTC 2019, the Annual Congress dedicated to Tunnelling and Underground Construction, which this year will be held in Naples at the Mostra d’Oltremare exhibition and ... More Information

TERRATEC secures contract for Pune Metro TBMs

TERRATEC secures contract for Pune Metro TBMs

TERRATEC Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) are proving their worth in India with another contract secured for the underground works on Line 1 of the Pune Metro. Having delivered 22 TBMs to India ... More Information

Tunnelling News

Tesla Cybertruck escorts Boring Co's Prufrock-3 tunnel boring machine

The Boring Company's Prufrock-3 tunnel boring machine (TBM) recently completed a tunnel to Giga Texas, and in true Elon Musk fashion, ... More Information

Kazakhstan’s First Automobile Tunnel and Largest Bridge to be Completed this Year

As reported by the Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Transport, Kazakhstan’s first automobile tunnel through the Shakpak Baba Pass and the country’s largest bridge over the Bukhtarma Reservoir ... More Information

HRBT Expansion Project hits big milestone, could be on track for early completion

The tunnel boring machine, known as Mary ... construction of our two new bored tunnels,” said Project Director Ryan Banas... More Information

TBMs Pass Factory Test For Lesotho Highlands Water Project

A team of engineers and tunnel experts from the Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) together with consultants and contractors working on the Polihali transfer tunnel recently ... More Information

Royal Cargo opts for Goldhofer heavy transport equipment

It has also been in action moving tunnel boring machines (TBM) for the Metro Manila Subway project ... machine part posed a significant challenge due ... More Information

Tunnel breakthrough on NI Water's £7.8M Portadown wastewater project

The tunnel boring machine excavated roughly 1,000m3 of material, which would have risen to 8,000m3 of spoil with a more traditional open-cut method. More Information

The Boring Company announces Cybertunnel at Tesla Texas HQ

In January, the company's latest tunnel boring machine (TBM), Prufrock 3, was first spotted near Tesla's Giga Texas. Prufrock-3 has ... More Information

How do you build tunnels and bridges underwater?

Underground construction usually uses powerful tunnel-boring machines to excavate soil directly. This machine is often called a mole for a reason. More Information

Five Huge New Construction Projects Coming To The US

A spokesperson for the project told Newsweek: "The Hudson Tunnel Project is a generational investment that is expected to create 95,000 new jobs and ... More Information

Chennai Metro Corridor 3: Adyar River Tunnel Work Hampered By Geological Setbacks

For the stretch between Greenways Road and Adyar, CMRL engaged two TBMs, 'Kauvery' and 'Adyar.' These machines were launched from Greenways Road ... More Information

French and Danish firms to build Valby 'cloudburst tunnel'

The underground tunnel will be 2,380m long and will be constructed as a drilled tunnel with an internal diameter of 3.4m. The tunnel will have the ... More Information

Howard's approved budgets include $44.9M for Ellicott City tunnel

The Howard County Council has approved a $2.4 billion operating budget for fiscal 2025, along with a $413 million capital construction budget that ... More Information

DC Water Breaks Ground On Potomac River Tunnel Project

DC Water on May 21 hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to officially commence construction activities for the Potomac River Tunnel Project... More Information

Silvertown Tunnel portal connections completed

A complete transformation of the tunnel shape was needed to connect the circular tunnel boring machine (TBM) constructed ... More Information

The $4BN Tunnel to Save Stockholm - The B1M

Above: A tunnel entrance under construction. When it completes in 2030, the $4BN project will be one of the longest road tunnel systems in the world. More Information

OHLA awarded the Gjønnes tunnel in Norway for nearly 160 million euros

The Norwegian Public Roads Administration (Statens Vegvesen) has awarded the company the design and construction of the Gjønnes tunnel for 156 ... More Information

Utilities tunnel dug through 'challenging' ground conditions under River Tees

Main contractor Farrans Construction worked with specialist contractor Joseph Gallagher to construct the tunnel. During its five weeks of tunnelling ... More Information

China develops world's first boring and blasting machine

In a groundbreaking development, the world's first boring and blasting machine, jointly developed by Tsinghua University and China Railway Science and Industry Group, has successfully ... More Information

Tunnel boring machine wedged in hard rock, leaving Snowy 2.0 hydropower project with new issues

Tunnelling problems are plaguing the $12 billion Snowy 2.0 hydropower project, with a boring machine previously bogged in soft ground now wedged in ... More Information

Construction Complete On New High-Speed Rail Tunnel

Inside the completed Desheng Tunnel, and inset, a Chinese high-speed train. Work on the project is now complete. © China ... More Information

DC Water Breaks Ground on Potomac River Tunnel Project

The Project consists of a large-diameter deep sewer tunnel, diversion facilities, drop shafts, and support structures to capture flows from existing ... More Information

Morocco’s proposed $13 billion underwater tunnel to connect Europe to Africa by 2030s

An historic intercontinental rail link is aiming to link Europe to Morocco with an ambitious underwater tunnel. The Moroccan National Company for Strait Studies (SNED) announced last ... More Information

Government set to fund £1bn final HS2 London tunnel drive

The project was halted as part of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s £6.5bn cost-cutting plan announced last October. This involved axing phase 2 to Manchester and finding a private investor ... More Information

HS2 Project Update, May 2024

Our Victorian railways have carried us successfully through history, but with passenger numbers continuing to rise, investing in new, modern railway lines like HS2 is the key to meet the ... More Information

PM inaugurates breakthrough of Sunkoshi Marin Diversion tunnel

A breakthrough of the Sunkoshi Marin Diversion Multi-purpose Project tunnel has been made... More Information

Toronto's Eglinton Crosstown extension moves closer to tunnelling completion

The project is being delivered by Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx. West End Connectors was awarded the C$729M (£425M) contract to design, build ... More Information

_Fehmarnbelt tunnel program hits major milestone

DEME Group said that the Fehmarnbelt tunnel project, one of Europe's largest infrastructure projects, has achieved a significant milestone with ... More Information

The incredbile new £12bn mega-tunnel that could end traffic chaos in world famous city

Construction on the £12.63 billion mega-tunnel has already begun and it is expected to be open in 2035. · Animation for The Hudson River Tunnel project. More Information

Great Lakes Tunnel Project makes progress

Ready to move forward. Enbridge is preparing to begin tunnel construction as soon as possible, following receipt of environmental permits ... More Information

Hudson Tunnel Project is expected to create 95,000 jobs

The report is based on research done on behalf of the Gateway Development Commission. “The Hudson Tunnel Project is the most pressing infrastructure ... More Information

The $2.8BN Megaproject Dividing London

London is building a controversial new tunnel under the River Thames. Head to https://brilliant.org/TheB1M/ for a 30-day free trial + the first 200 people will receive 20% off their ... More Information

Namma Metro: Underground tunnel work on Pink Line 95% complete

This underground portion includes the ambitious task of constructing 20.992 km of twin tunnels. Progress is also underway on the construction of 18 ... More Information

How an ancient water tunnel design is cooling 21st-century streets

In Seville, 3,000-year-old underground technology is being transformed in modern day air-conditioning. An aqueduct at the unopened CartujaQanat pilot ... More Information

Frederick Douglass Tunnel Program B&P Tunnel Replacement Project

Project Description: Proposed utility and roadway relocations include civil work to support the construction of Amtrak's Frederick Douglass Tunnel. More Information

Fehmarnbelt | Purpose-built vessel arrives to line tunnel trench with gravel 'cushion'

The Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link is a new road and rail tunnel being constructed between Denmark and Germany. It will comprise 89 precast concrete ... More Information

Successful Breakthrough of Gudauri Tunnel in Georgia's North-South Corridor KK Highway Project

KAZBEGI, Georgia, April 23, 2024--The 10-kilometer LOT1 Section is constructed by China Railway Tunnel Group Co., Ltd., of which the Gudauri ... More Information

Construction of Shinku La Tunnel to bolster all-weather connectivity in Ladakh Rising Kashmir

Leh, Apr 21: Member of Parliament from Ladakh, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, announced that work on the strategically vital Shinku La Tunnel is set to ... More Information

Tunneling works for key Davao bypass road seen completed this year

The Davao City Bypass Construction Project is among the 14 foreign-assisted infrastructure projects approved by the National Economic Development ... More Information

Hamptons Subway Cuts Ribbon on New Foxwoods Tunnel

Hamptons Subway, with U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, cut the ribbon to begin construction of the new tunnel from Sag Harbor to ... More Information